In spring, as the snow melts and the trees bud, you can smell flowers blooming from a mile away. All of a sudden, everything looks brighter and more lively. You can even see flowers poking their heads out from our neighbors’ gardens.
As a plant that symbolizes high mountains, the edelweiss has many admirers. We appreciate its tender beauty and the myths that surround it. The alpine edelweiss is the sole representative of the 40 known species of edelweiss found in the mountains of Asia and Central Europe. The delicate, vivid white flowers of this plant are legendary.
Eglantine is a species of rose, Rosa rubiginosa, commonly referred to as Sweet Briar. The genus Rosa consists of 20 to 30 species and subspecies of flowering plants. Named after its numerous hook-shaped thorns, the shrub bears many 5-petal flowers tinged white to pink within, with a central raceme of yellow stamens.
Elastic Momordica is an annual, climbing, or extensive perennial, monoecious herbaceous plant, 2 to 3 meters tall. It can be slightly hairy or hairless. The golden-yellow flowers are erect individually in the axils of the upper leaves on stems 2-10 cm long.
The Elderflower (also known as an elderberry tree and an elderflower tree) is a slightly arid and messy tree that rarely has a central trunk. Instead, numerous trunks tend to stick out of the ground and branch out regularly, giving it a shrub-like, bushy appearance. Each tiny flower is cream/white colored in full bloom and has five rounded petals, cream/white colored stalks, and yellow anthers.
Pachypodium namaquanum is a sought-after popular succulent of the Apocynaceae family. These Namib desert flowers are large succulents from Northern Cape and southern Namibia. Elephant trucks are also called "halfmens" because they appear half Tree and half-human.
The lovely Enchanter's Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) is a plant native to the United Kingdom that appears weak and tender but can be a pesky weed once it establishes itself in the garden. Its small flowers are pinkish-white with 2 strongly serrated petals.
Epigaea is a native forest shrub in the Ericaceae family that develops as an evergreen carpet in forests and peaty clearings. Epigaea is native to eastern North America and is the only member of the genus. The blooms of the Epigaea are dark pink, pale pink, or white.
A delightful woody addition, the Epimedium plant is part of a constantly growing family of highly-valued perennials. The Epimedium genus belongs to the Berberidaceae family with about 130 known varieties and species. It has large yellow/pale-pink spider-shaped flowers with a long spur (1 3/4" in diameter) appearing in spring bloom.
Erica spp. is an evergreen shrub that hardly reaches one meter in height. However, Macaronesian and Mediterranean varieties can reach a height of more than 5 meters. These flowers vary in color from white to violet and pink.
Eupatorium perfoliatum is a perennial herbaceous shrub that forms clumps of small white blooms in late fall and summer. The Eupatorium genus belongs to the Compositaefamily in the primary group of flowering plants.
Euphorbia, commonly known as the crown of thorns, is a succulent, woody shrub with light green fleshy leaves, discrete flowers in racemes that are pointed by striking bracts in the shape of yellow or red petals. Euphorbia is a genus of over 1,600 species in the Euphorbiaceae family.
Often preferred by flower designers when a classy flower is required for an arrangement, Eustoma grandiflorum is the epitome of a versatile and glamorous flower. The tousled petals and elegant buttons are available in various colors. They are available in different colors: pink, purple, blue, and white, as well as two-tone combinations of these shades.
Valued for the beauty of its cheerful blooms, everlasting flower (Xerochrysum bracteatum or Helichrysum bracteatum) is a delicate, short-lived, annual or perennial herb with daisy-like blooms up to 1 to 3 inches wide and covered with a central yellow disc enveloped by shiny petal-shaped bracts in bright yellow, white, pink, red, or orange shades.